‘We’ve got a whole village’ helping raise a little boy whose mom overdosed

  • Keira McGuire

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Wendy Loranzo watches as her grandson, Carson Cox, plays on the floor of her home in Middletown. Carson’s mother, Liz, died of an overdose in 2017.

Wendy Loranzo says her daughter, Liz, had a big heart and always wanted to help people.

Liz was a beautician and was introduced to heroin by a client. She died of an overdose on March 19, 2017.

Liz left behind a baby boy, Carson. Although Carson’s father is raising him, Wendy and many other grandparents are also playing an active role in his care, saying it takes a village.